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#1 Two Socks

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

Just as it says, how do you store your sharp knives?  I had such terrible ones for so long, they were just in a drawer.

I've just purchased some individual new ones, but they're not in a block or anything.  

I'd like to protect them from damage as much as I can!

#2 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

I have a knife block. I've also seen people use magnetic strips to hold them.

#3 wanting3

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

I have been told the Magnetic strip can damage knives, but I don't know how (I wanted one so bad in my kitchen). I would go out and buy a block. I think you can get them from good kitchenware stores (Victoria's basement) if you have one. I looked on ebay, and to tell the truth, there is not much there.

We have a block which holds the knives horizontal, so no sliding it in and out of a 'block' and blunting the knives.

#4 Copper and May

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

I have mine in knife blocks, but when I didn't have these, I kept them up high away from kids and just in a drawer or a high cupboard.

#5 Coffeegirl

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

I have a block that is kept behind my coffee machine, out of reach of any littlies that may visit.   My two are old enough to know not to touch them without supervision.

I have Wustoff ones and have just had two replaced under warranty as the handles,started to peel and chip.    We never put them in the dishwasher and they are always hand washed and dried.

Invest in a good sharpener or get them professionally sharpened aver few minths depending on use.  

My good knives are an investment tqhat juat keep giving original.gif

#6 Two Socks

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Thanks!  Think I'll need to invest in a block.  original.gif

#7 i-candi

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:23 AM


I saw these at our local kitchen shop. Very interesting, I'm thinking of getting one to get the knife block out of the pantry. I had mine up high but my kids are older now so I don't need them out of the way.

#8 Cranky Kitten

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

My Baccarat block has that stuff in it, it's awesome - means you can put the knives in the order you want (so most used ones closest) and it's very gentle on them.

Definitely never put good knives in a dishwasher either - hand wash in hot soapy water and dry

#9 ani1

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Mine are stored in a knife block on top of the fridge.

#10 Girlo

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

And store the knives in the knife block upside down so that you don't blunt the knives each time you slide them in and out if the block.

#11 Rilla

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (wanting3 @ 28/01/2013, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been told the Magnetic strip can damage knives, but I don't know how (I wanted one so bad in my kitchen). I would go out and buy a block. I think you can get them from good kitchenware stores (Victoria's basement) if you have one. I looked on ebay, and to tell the truth, there is not much there.

We have a block which holds the knives horizontal, so no sliding it in and out of a 'block' and blunting the knives.

I've wondered about this with mine. I have some pretty decent ones that came in a block and I was wondering if I should be storing them with the blade up so that it wasn't being blunted by the wood. Does anyone know anything about this? They came with a steel sharpener thing so I do try to use that.

ETA - Oh I see that Girlo answered my question as I was typing! Thank you original.gif.

Edited by Purpletulipgirl, 28 January 2013 - 10:47 AM.

#12 brazen

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

i have the magnetic knife strip from chef's toolbox - brilliant space saver in a small kitchen

#13 2littledarlings

Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

I got so sick of the knife block n the bench (and hate the look of the magnetic strip) I got an in drawer knife block. Seriously best thing ever and easy to childproof a drawer!
This is the be we have, but Ikea do a cheaper one...


#14 Lyn29

Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:10 PM


Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:40 PM.

#15 Kalota

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

We have a knife block too. DF is a chef so he cleans and sharpens them daily  wacko.gif It drives me crazy!

Edited by Kalota, 28 January 2013 - 01:26 PM.

#16 Airene

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

I'd freak out to see knives - especially good-quality ones - stored in the drawer where they'll knock against each other. It's ok though if you have a holder for the knives.

Or you can always purchase a knife block.

Regarding the magnetic strip, use it only for full-tang knives; otherwise your knife will break because of the strain caused by the magnet.

#17 dolcengabbana

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

I have a global knife block I store them in placed upside down also to protect the sharp blade in and out of the block.

#18 Katie_bella

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE (Girlo @ 28/01/2013, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And store the knives in the knife block upside down so that you don't blunt the knives each time you slide them in and out if the block.


#19 1975ladybug

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

Away from the child!

#20 erindiv

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

I have one of those knife blocks where you can stick the knives in anywhere. They don't blunt them, either. Very handy. I got mine from House for about $20.

#21 robot sm

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

You can also get individual non-magnetic knife covers - I know Wusthof do them - that way you can still store them in a drawer.

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